Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

U.S. ‘Disengagement’ from the Middle East Is a Myth

Foreign policy pundits have been bemoaning American “retreat” from the region for at least the last decade, and yet the U.S. is still ensnared in unnecessary foreign conflicts in Syria and Yemen with no apparent end in sight.

Posted August 15th, 2018

Trump Ignores Congress’ Yemen Conditions

The president’s signing statement confirms that the administration has no intention of paying attention to Congress’ conditions.

Posted August 14th, 2018

The U.S. Enables and Indulges Saudi War Crimes

As long as U.S. support for the war on Yemen continues, there are sure to be more senseless killings of civilians like the one we saw last week.

Posted August 14th, 2018

Our Despicable, Indefensible Policy in Yemen

As long as the U.S. enables Saudi coalition crimes and then shields them from scrutiny, our government is implicated in both the crime and the cover-up.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The U.S. Is Deeply Complicit in Saudi Coalition Crimes in Yemen

U.S. support for the Saudi coalition is essential to their war effort, and that makes our government deeply complicit in what the coalition does in Yemen.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Pathetic U.S. Response to the Latest Saudi Massacre

There is no point in calling for an inquiry by the perpetrators of the crime.

Posted August 9th, 2018

The Aftermath of the Latest Saudi Coalition Massacre

How many more Yemeni schoolchildren will the Saudi coalition have to blow up before Congress acts to put a stop to U.S. support for these atrocities?

Posted August 9th, 2018

Dozens of Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Coalition Airstrike

As long as the U.S. arms and refuels coalition planes while they slaughter Yemeni civilians in attacks like this one, our government is implicated in the war crimes enabled by our unstinting military assistance.

Posted August 9th, 2018

The Bungling Saudi Crown Prince

The quarrel with Canada makes the kingdom look like an insecure, petty authoritarian regime that can’t take even the mildest criticism from an otherwise friendly government.

Posted August 7th, 2018

There Is No Case for U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the war on Yemen is indefensible, so it is not surprising that the case for U.S. policy is so weak and riddled with errors.

Posted August 6th, 2018

The Aftermath of the Hodeidah Massacres

Last week’s massacres at the fish market and hospital were just the latest in an ongoing series of coalition attacks on civilian targets.

Posted August 6th, 2018

Saudi Arabia Picks Another Stupid, Unnecessary Fight

The Saudi overreaction is another example of Riyadh’s bungling, combative foreign policy that has become all too familiar over the last three years.

Posted August 6th, 2018

How the War on Yemen Helps Al Qaeda

Insofar as the U.S. has any security interests in Yemen, supporting a war that strengthens and relies on the local Al Qaeda affiliate damages and undermines those interests.

Posted August 6th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The world has left Yemen to die. National Geographic reports on the …

Posted August 3rd, 2018

Counting the Dead in Yemen

There has already been enormous loss of life in Yemen that the official figures have obscured for years.

Posted August 3rd, 2018

A Saudi Coalition Hospital Massacre in Hodeidah

These attacks demonstrate the coalition’s blatant disregard for civilian lives.

Posted August 2nd, 2018

The War on Qatar That Almost Happened

The story shows that the U.S. can successfully rein in its reckless clients when it wants to.

Posted August 2nd, 2018